Edibles with Ease: When to Get Growing from Seeds or from Starts? Read more »
In my side yard which is mostly shade, I have tried a variety of perennials that thrive in a woodland setting. Read more »
Make your garden even more welcoming to birds and butterflies: turn it into a certified wildlife habitat. Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Keep your lawn and your shoes clean and free of clippings by adding our innovative, sturdy Grass Catcher to your StaySharp™ Ree... Read more »
The Salsa Rain Barrel System makes it easy to collect up to 58 gallons of water for your garden and lawn. Our rain barrel is ma... Read more »
Make the most of National Craft Month by preparing some craft kits for your children - let them explore color, texture and dif... Read more »
This is the second how-to in a series focused on getting the most out of your basic paper punches. Read more »
Spring brings in the most wonderful colors and here is a fun way to add a touch of color to your gifts! Read more »
Our ProCision™ Rotary Bypass Trimmer features a unique dual-rail system that stabilizes the rotary blade, eliminating wiggle fo... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
My idea is to show everyone that they can make something cute and fashionable without spending a lot of money. Read more »
Embellishing a plain shirt using a reverse appliqué technique is easy - and your kids will love their personalized outfit! Read more »
This year, it seems like spring is way overdue at our house. Read more »
Perfect for tight, precise cuts, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force the blades back togethe... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Perfect for users with larger hands or anyone who needs to make long cuts through multiple layers, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabr... Read more »
I always look forward to school being out for the summer (more so than my children, probably!) and the change of pace means we... Read more »
This fun project is a great way to send a little love note to your child. These lunchbox notes can be slipped into a backpack... Read more »
Here is a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day that is not only adorable, it makes kids stop and think about how lucky they are. Read more »
Children love our Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the handle that’s shiny, bright and smooth, not “sticky” or “bumpy.” Teachers and... Read more »
Our Big Kids Scissors take the basic design of our teacher-recommended Kids Scissors and enlarge them for kids that are a littl... Read more »
Our Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those older children who ar... Read more »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Super Pruner/Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear... Read more »
Our Comfort Loop Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade makes cutting a wide variety of quilting materials comfortable and easy. A cu... Read more »
By changing the contents and replacing the cracker snap with a confetti party popper, you are sure to hear squeals of delight from the recipient. The party poppers still give an element of surprise when the string is pulled to release the confetti, along with a small pop, making these suitable for many different celebrations, including: holidays, birthday parties, or wedding receptions.
You can use any type of wrapping material that you have in your supply, but when making them for the younger set, I prefer to use two layers of tissue paper simply because it’s easier for them to tear into without much frustration. Your curling ribbon can be curled by holding the blade of your scissors firmly against the ribbon and dragging it down the length of your cut ribbon. Please don’t attempt this using a pair of your Fiskars Razor Edged scissors because those blades really are razor-sharp.
Next, you’ll want to gather a supply of small party trinkets that will fit inside your tube. Make sure to leave enough room for the party popper also. A happy mix would include candy, toys, and money. Dollar bills and dimes are easy to squeeze into tight spaces, just be considerate on how small the items are and the potential choking hazard if you’re giving to children prone to putting things in their mouth.
The fun part is packing the goodies into the tubes. It’s perfectly okay if the trinkets overhang the edge just slightly.
Because dimensions are sometimes different for those living internationally, you may not use the exact dimensions that we use in the United States. So use your flexible measuring tape in your Sew Taxi tool to measure the circumference of the paper tube and the length. The tubes used in this tutorial are approximately 5 1/2” around and 4” long.
Cut your wrapping material to 3 times the length (12”) by the circumference plus 2” (7 ½”). This accomplished rather quickly if you use your cutting mat with a rotary cutting tool.
Use your hand punches in a variety of shapes along with scraps of cardstock to punch a small amount of confetti to mix with a handful of sequins.
Place your tube, centered, along one side of the wrapping material and tape the material to the tube. Roll the tube and secure the other side again with tape. Gather the overhang of wrapping material and tie curled ribbon to secure one side. Sprinkle a pinch of sequin/confetti mix into the open end of the tube. Secure open end with curling ribbon.
Use your AdvantEdge Starter Set along with other interchangeable cartridges to create an embellishment to wrap around the center of the tube.
Because of the delicate nature of the lace-like borders cut from the AdvantEdge, you’ll need to use a non-liquid adhesive. I’ve found the best hold is created by running the border through a sticker maker machine giving you edge-to-edge adhesive coverage down the length of the strip making it very easy to apply to your project without the worry of it coming unstuck.
Tissue Paper or Gift Wrap
Empty Paper Tubes
Small Trinkets & Toys
Confetti Party Poppers
2.5” Xyron Sticker Maker